For regions within states with loads of parrots East Gippsland (far east Vic)
rocks! It is just 4% of Victoria (and Vic is only 3% of Australia, which makes
EG just 0.27% of Australia's area) and here is a list of species possible
around Mallacoota and Orbost:
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Yellow-tailed Black cockatoo
If you extended a little west of Sale you could also see Long-billed Corella,
Red-rumped Parrot, purple-crowned Lorikeet.
Better still, most of these are highly visible and photogenic!
But John Harris' block is still killing it for parrots per m2!
On 4 Jun 2015 12:58, Frank O'Connor <> wrote:
> The south west of Western Australia would be up there.
> Three black cockatoos, Galah, three corellas (two are feral),
> although Little Corella can be found as a native not too far away from Perth.
> Rainbow Lorikeet (feral) and Purple-crowned Lorikeet.
> Australian Ringneck, Western Rosella and Red-capped Parrot.
> Elegant Parrot and Rock Parrot.
> Regent Parrot.
> Mulga Parrot around the Wagin area.
> So 16 species including two or three ferals for a 4 or 5 day trip
> from Perth to Albany and back including Stirling Range NP, possibly
> Porongurup NP and Rocky Gully. It could be done as a 3 day trip if it
> was just a parrot twitch.
> Not quite the 25 for SA, but the SW is probably a smaller area, and
> not sure how you get 25 for SA. I guess that includes Gang Gang
> Cockatoo (KI), Rock Parrot (Eyre Pen.), Naretha Bluebonnet,
> Scarlet-chested Parrot, Princess Parrot (?), the ferals, etc? and
> therefore a much larger area.
> Major Mitchell's Cockatoo can be found within a day trip of Perth.
> Bourke's Parrot is possible within a long day trip of Perth to
> Payne's Find, but not reliably, and Budgerigar and Cockatiel would
> also be unreliable in the same area. A two or three day trip from
> Perth to the Cue area would almost certainly add Bourke's Parrot and
> guarantee Mulga Parrot, and have very good chances of Budgerigar,
> Cockatiel, and Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (and a second sub species of
> Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that could be split one day), and the
> second sub species of Western Corella.
> I don't count Western Ground Parrot as that is extremely difficult to
> find, and not something you would allocate that much time to finding
> (maybe 3 days! and still only a small chance of seeing it).
> Frank O'Connor Birding WA
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